A Letter To Summer

I am writing to you Summer,
to tell you how thankful I am for the pain you brought.
I have fought for the past two months and each battle has left its scar and its lesson.
I have broken people,
and I have broken myself to put them back together.
I laughed through the pain,
Laughing to conceal the sound of my heart shattering into pieces.
I will be all right.
Eventually.

The war in my heart has been terrifying.
Some nights I feared the faint beating might end.
I have been avid with my prayers as I’ve realized that man cannot exist without God.
I am also confused because I have begun to question the things I thought were normal.
I am seeing things differently and it makes me ask you
Summer,
Am I beginning to change?
Is twenty one the age where I break
into the woman I’m supposed to be?
The war going on in my heart,
Is it between the girl I used to be and the woman I am becoming?
Is that why I have been uneasy for so long?

You’re leaving soon and I am happy to say goodbye.
You will be missed and not forgotten
As the scars on my back
And the lessons in my heart
Stay,
Vibrating its presence,
Until we meet again.

There are bound to be stories to tell at our reunion next year;
Stories about a wiser,
Stronger version of self.
And the pain should have faded by then.
So do not worry,
I will be all right.
Eventually.

Written: 2015

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I avoid putting myself in a box with my work. I write things and about the things that light me up. Poetry, Shorts, Nollywood, Reviews, Life & The Self.

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